Faerie tale of a headliner for Kirrie Festival

The Peatbog Faeries will play Kirriemuir Town Hall on September 5 as part of this year's folk festival.
The Peatbog Faeries will play Kirriemuir Town Hall on September 5 as part of this year's folk festival.

Kirriemuir community group DD8 Music will be staging a headlining gig for this year’s Kirriemuir Folk Festival.

The group has been invited to help out with this year’s event and has arranged for one of the most popular bands on the Scottish festival circuit to play the town hall on Saturday, September 5.

Formed in 1991 on the Isle of Skye, The Peatbog Faeries fuse traditional Celtic music with electronic, African, rock and jazz influences.

This heady musical stew never fails to get the party started on the dancefloor, and the band has twice been voted ‘Live Band of the Year’ at the Scottish Traditional Music awards. They are currently touring their new album ‘Blackhouse’, one that has been universally praised as one of their best yet.

Providing support on the night are local bands Yoko Pwno and Wire & Wool. Yoko Pwno offer a very modern, stripped back take on traditional Scottish music, with fiddle and electronic beats. Wire & Wool are a more traditional band, but no less energetic. This young group has been getting feet stomping all over Tayside for the past year.

Tickets are available from Groucho’s in Dundee, The Kirriemuir Art Gallery and Sharp Music in Forfar.

They are also available online from www.dd8music.brownpapertickets.com Tickets are priced at £14 plus booking fee. The event has been part financed by the Angus Council Community Grant Scheme.

The concert on is just part of the Kirrie Festival, with traditional music happening all over the town from Friday, September 4 to September 6. Details of can be found at www.kirriefestival.org